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“Wicked awesome scenic flight!”

Redtail Air Adventures
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US$99.00*
and up
Air Tour of Arches National Park
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US$189.00*
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Canyonlands and Arches Special
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US$359.00*
and up
Monument Valley, Canyonlands National Park and Natural Bridges Air Tour
Ranked #25 of 65 Tours in Moab
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: See some of the most popular national parks the way they were meant to be seen - from the air! Canyonlands and Arches National Parks will open beneath you as you soar over spectacular geography and hear wild stories about the people and animals who once lived there and some who still do! We offer scenic tours to fit every itinerary that make the entire area accessible to everyone without ever leaving a footprint.
Reviewed 11 April 2014

This is a rad way to get a real understanding of the land surrounding Moab. Also, Dave, our pilot, was competent, knowledgeable, and entertaining.

Thank Amanda S
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Jennifer J, Manager at Redtail Air Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Awesome. Thank you for coming to fly with us. I'll let Dave know you had a great time and I hope it was everything you had expected and more. Come see us again if you get a chance!

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Amazing view of geologic wonders. To get an idea of the scope and variety of this unique area you must see it from the air. Pilot Dave was wonderful explaining the vistas, pointing out famous locations and answering questions. Smooth low flying flight. Stunning!

Thank Beckamia
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Jennifer J, Manager at Redtail Air Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Dave really is a great pilot and he gives a wonderful tour. I'm very glad you had an opportunity to fly with us, especially as a photographer. It is almost impossible to imagine the magnitude and scale of the area until you have "gods-eye-view". I hope your trip was better than expected and if not we would love to hear suggestions about how we can make our services even better.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

My friend Joe and I booked a sunrise flight for some early light aerial photography. We had a clear morning and our pilot, Kim, was very responsive to our needs. Being very familiar with the area, I was able to direct him on a very specific itinerary but he also knows the area like the back of his hand and made many valuable suggestions along the way. We spent 2.2 hours in the air and I came back with 3,061 RAW images. Granted, I shot a lot on high continuous but still....

We flew from Canyonlands Field over the Maze section of the National Park, down the Green River to the confluence with the Colorado and then to the Needles area of the park. We circled many iconic shots, like Angel Arch in order to get the perfect vantage point and light. Then back up the river, past Dead Horse Point, the potash mines, over "Behind the Rocks" area, across Moab Valley to Castle Valley, Fisher Tower, Arches NP and back to the airfield. Kim would fly as high or low as desired with a few Park restrictions.

I would highly recommend this for anybody interested in an aerial view of the very unique geology of the area and especially for photographers. But for photographers, nothing beats the sunrise flight. And of course, the flight can be customized to your liking for time and destinations.

Thank mswillie
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

This is the second time I have taken a flight with Redtail Aviation. The first time almost five years ago, they were really accommodating taking us out at 6:30 AM, as we had to leave the area that morning. The flight over Canyonlands was amazing and the pilot was great - knowledgeable, funny and eager to have us see everything. We came back in May this year with my son. We decided to add Arches to the trip. Again it was great, although the portion over Arches was not nearly as spectacular as Canyonlands and a bit of an anticlimax. It was nice, but not essential and I would recommend saving your money. In fairness, they actually warned me about this, but I figured "What the heck. My son will never be with me again. So let's go all out." Make no mistake, flights are expensive, wherever they are, particularly when four people are on the flight. However, they have produced some of the memorable experiences of all the many trips we have taken and I don't regret a single one of them. Canyonlands, especially Canyonlands, is one of the places where a flight will really add to you appreciation of how wondrous nature can be and it is also, like many places, the only way to see many parts of it, except through hiking where almost no one but the most fanatical would attempt. So if you can afford it, by all means, do it and I have absolutely no hesitation to recommend Redtail. They will treat you right.

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

When we decided to visit this area, and after reviewing park maps- we chose to pay the price for an airplane tour over Canyon lands. There is just too much park and too few roads to really get a good look any other way. Made reservations a few days before-easy peasy- showed up at the appointed time. Our pilot and guide, Nick, was very personable, professional, and easy to be around. Made the writer(me) comfortable about my first ever flight on a small plane. showed us the route he would be flying on a topo map so we would have some idea of where we were. Plane was comfortable- Nicks take off and landing were smoother than any commercial flight I've been on. The trip was incredible- showed us all the major tourist attractions- the day was clear, and calm and wonderful. Well worth every dollar we paid to take this flight. Highly recommend this way of seeing the Canyon lands.

1  Thank Gail A
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